Having been founded in late October of 2012, the Thursday NA Public Line-Battle has been around for some time. This linebattle event will be hosted every Thursday at 8pm EST on Thundersnows_Events (Thanks to Thunder for letting me use the server. Bluefang sponsers us so please check them out!). The battle will consist of three maps where the team with the best 2 of 3 will win the game. This is to create a quick gameplay with short rounds, that way regiments involved will get more playtime with shorter rounds. In other words, less waiting and more fighting. Thursday is growing to a point of where we average 200 players a week. This means we are more likely to remove unruly groups.
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Regiment leaders will join the administration teamspeak (ts.22nd.eu). At 7:50pm EST the server info will be handed out to the regiment leaders present. After that time, no other regiments will be allowed into the event that night.
1) If you have a problem during the event that needs my attention, contact me via steam and not in-game chat. It's hard to sift through the kill feeds to find every problem and it's easier to communicate this way.
2) Just because you applied as a certain role, it doesn't mean you will play as it. It only helps the admins know where we stand role-wise and who is capable as playing certain classes. You still have to apply for the roles.
3) I'm willing to help remove any trouble makers in a regiments ranks, please inform me over steam. As I do this, you must inform and uphold the rules as a whole.
Public Regiment (From 5arge)
To play as a public player enter the following teamspeak a few minutes before the battle : 220.127.116.11
The Public Regiment is a tradition dating back to the first NA Friday Night Line Battle hosted on February 4th, 2011. In order to fill the server, because there were not many NA based regiments at that time, they allowed all public players to attend. Instead of setting them free upon the battlefield however, then subjected them to a half hour of regimental line drill training courtesy of the 1stEPI's training manual (which was based off of Hardee's manual). Ever since, they have fielded a group of public players formed up as a regiment of their own every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Tuesday. Public players who have been to many battles and have shown proficiency following and giving orders have been assigned as trustworthy pubOfficers to the Public Regiment. When 5arge was not able to lead them, these men would take over.
Ruleset & General GuidelinesPlease familiarize yourself with the event rules. Violators may be slain with no warning.
A huge thanks to 5arge for providing me with his ruleset that have been tweaked to fit the battle. Special roles work very simply. Once someone applies for a role, they have it unless another group takes it before-hand. Special roles are for groups that have attended at least one battle!
EVENT GUIDELINES AND EXPECTATIONS: PART 1
-Officers and NCOs are responsible for enforcing the event rules within their ranks. Failure to do so will result in the entire regiment being punished.
-All regiments must agree that they understand and intend to follow the event rules before they are allowed to attend.
-Violation of any written event rule will result in an automatic slay. This is your warning.
-Postponing defeat will result in an automatic slay.
INFANTRY AND SKIRMISHERS GUIDELINES: PART 2
Guidelines for Infantry and Skirmishers:
-Skirmisher units may never exceed 15 armed soldiers (one officer and musician do not count toward this total unless they pickup a rifle/musket).
-Soldiers should only fire their muskets while in a properly spaced line formation (skirmishers must use a skirmish line).
-"One space" is the width of your avatar on screen
-Infantry should have less than 1 space between them
-Light Infantry (skirmisher w/ bayonet) may have 5 spaces between them
-Riflemen may have up to 10 spaces between them
-Anyone who fires out of formation and scores a kill may be immediately slain
-Persistent firing out of formation may result in a temporary or permanent ban
-Skirmishers (riflemen or light infantry) may crouch at any time, but Infantry may only crouch if they are out of combat, or in the front of a two rank line (even behind cover, earthworks, sandbags, etc.)
-If only 2 men remain in a line, they must immediately join a friendly line OR charge directly toward their enemy into melee
-Infantry Regiments must split lines when they reach the 25 man mark.
CAVALRY GUIDELINES: PART 3
Guidelines for Cavalry:
-Cavalry units may never exceed 15 soldiers (including officer and other classes)
-Cavalry may fire muskets from horseback, but must be in a line as with Infantry.
-Unhorsed/dismounted Cavalry are considered Light Infantry.
-Cavalry must stay together and fight as a cohesive group. Lone cavalry who are fighting far from the rest of their unit may be slain for ramboing.
-Cavalry below 3 soldiers must dismount and join a friendly line.
MISCELLANEOUS UNITS GUIDELINES: PART 4
Guidelines for Engineers:
-Artillery units may field an engineer.
-Musket armed Engineers are considered Light Infantry.
Guidelines for Artillery:
-Each faction is allowed 2 guns (cannon, howitzer, or mortar). They may not have 2 of the same type of gun. 2 rockets count as 1 gun.
-Each gun can have a crew of 3 Artillerymen and 2 Bodyguards.
-Artillery Bodyguards may choose Infantry, Skirmisher, or Engineer classes.
-Artillery Bodyguards may kneel and fire as long as they are within 10-15 paces from a cannon
-Non Artillery assigned units cannot join the artillery defense unless the cannons lack the required guards.
Guidelines for Mounted Officers:
-Any player in command of 40 or more other players via TeamSpeak, may play as the General class.
-The General may not fight from horseback, the horse is for avoiding combat.
-If dismounted, the General may pickup a firearm and is treated as Light Infantry.
Application(s)Joining the battle
[b]Regiment Name:[/b]Special Role Application
[b]By submitting an application you agree to all of the rules.[/b]
[b]Date of which you wish to play[/b]
The administration TS will be running 20 minutes before 8, so feel free to contact me via TS. The administration Teamspeak is ts.22nd.eu - Add me on steam (Menelaos16) or contact my other admin Sleek (sleekcrush). I will notify those contacting myself (Menelaos), that I am typically talking to 2 to 3 people at once. Where I'm somewhat willing to help you need to check this topic before asking a question.